Call For Proposals

PyCon JP 2014 is now accepting proposals!

PyCon JP is the largest Python event in Japan. It will be held on September 13th and 14th.

The PyCon JP program team is accepting proposals for a wide range of topics. We are accepting talks and posters in English as well as Japanese and we encourage developers from abroad to submit talk proposals. However, due to the competitive nature of the selection process, as well as the time it takes to review talks and then arrange international travel, we encourage prospective speakers to submit their proposals as early as possible.

We are looking forward to accepting your best proposals!

Important Dates

  • 2014/05/13: Call for Proposals (Talk sessions)
  • 2014/06/20: Talk session proposals due (Closed)
  • 2014/07/03: Call for Posters (Poster sessions)
  • 2014/07/07: Talk session acceptance
  • 2014/07/14: Conference schedule announced
  • 2014/08/01: Call for Lightning Talks
  • 2014/08/15: Poster session proposals due (Closed)
  • 2014/08/22: Poster session acceptance
  • 2014/08/31: Lightning Talks proposals due (Closed)
  • 2014/09/05: Lightning Talks acceptance
  • 2014/09/13-14: Conference dates

What Kind of Sessions Can I Give?

Talk Sessions

These are the traditional talk sessions given during the main conference days. They're mostly 30 minutes long, but we offer a limited number of 45 minute slots. We organize the schedule into "tracks", grouping talks by topic and language, having them in the same room for consecutive sessions.

As for the topic, that's up to you. We want something for everyone. We want the hot topics in the community right now. We also want the hot topics for the future. Where is Python going? You tell us. You're the people who make those decisions and we want to share them.

If you think you have a topic but aren't sure how to propose it, contact our program committee and we'll work with you. We'd love to help you come up with a great proposal.

Take a look at which talks made it in the last few years. There are a ton of great presentations in there. Hopefully we can include yours in 2014.

Poster Sessions

As a new part of sessions, this year we will have poster sessions. Poster sessions are not only a poster presentation but also the place where attendees can freely discuss with each other. Presenters stand in front of the booth while attendees mingle through the exhibition and find booths they are interested in. Although we call this session poster session, posters themselves are not required and we welcome presenters without posters. We also encourage speakers to submit poster sessions based on talk session proposals.

Talks sessions are not well suited for interactive communication with attendees. It may be hard to have a meaningful discussion during the limited time for Q&A in talk sessions. Poster sessions are the solution to this problem. In addition, if you think it is not enough for you to adequately demonstrate your device or program demo in a talk session, poster sessions may be a strong supplement to a normal CFP. Demonstrating using devices or graphics is best.

Instructions for poster booth:

  • Bring your poster
    • Poster board size will be 1132×1640 (suitable for A0 Poster)
  • We will prepare a desk for you
    • Whether projection equipment such as a power supply will be provided.
    • If you need a power supply, please fill it in the additional requirements on the application form.
    • Desk size will be 1800×600.

Poster sessions will take place before the lunch time on September 14.

We are waiting for your proposal!

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks (LT) are 5 minute talks with various contents. It is possible for you to talk about anything related to Python. Please feel free to submit a lightning talk proposal. Want to discuss a serious topic or just want to share a funny story? Lightning talks are your choice!

Lightning talks are, at max, 5 minute talks. We will terminate the talk at the end of the time period. As a result, please prepare your talks properly. Because the session length is short, please do not forget to prepare your computer and slides in advance.

However, PyCon JP team will reconsider the time arrangement if we receive lots of proposals.

Please see the conference schedule for LT session times.

How do I Submit a Proposal?

2014/07/03: Call for Posters started!!

To submit a proposal please sign up or log in and create a speaker profile from the dashboard. Once you have created a speaker profile you will be able to submit a talk proposal from the dashboard.

This Year's Theme

The theme for this year's PyCon JP is“"Rediscover with Python".

We are looking for topics introducing new ways (or re-introducing old ways) of using or developing with Python. We are accepting talks in the following categories. However, if you would like to submit a talk on a topic not covered here we would be glad to review it.

  • The Python Language
    • Features of the Python language and standard library.
  • Python 3k
    • Python version 3.x. The latest and greatest in Python.
  • Other Python Implementations
    • Jython, IronPython, PyPy etc.
  • Libraries and Extensions
    • Python libraries and extension modules
  • Database
    • Database clients and wrappers
  • Cloud Services
    • Using Python for cloud orchestration or in your infrastructure stack.
  • DevOps/CI
    • Continuous integration and continuous delivery as well as DevOps topics.
  • Distributed Systems
    • Topics related to high performance systems, concurrency, and parallelism.
  • Science and Mathematics
    • Introduction to how Python is used in science and mathematical fields.
  • Documentation
    • Python documentation tools and techniques.
  • Packaging
    • Module packaging, distribution, and installation.
  • Development Tools
    • Tools for use in Python programming such as IDEs, debuggers, source linters, and testing tools.
  • Web Programming
    • Web application programming and frameworks.
  • Web Systems
    • The use of Python in web based systems.
  • Security
    • Security as it relates to Python, and security related tools.
  • GUI Programming
    • GUI toolkit programming in Python
  • Computer Graphics
    • Talks related to production pipelines, GPU programming, computer vision etc.
  • Visualization
    • Topics related to visualization tools.
  • Game Programming
    • Game programming toolkits and other game related topics.
  • Network programming
    • Network programming toolkits and other network programming related topics.
  • Embedded Python
    • Embedding Python in other languages or systems.
  • Embedded Systems and Mobile
    • Using or developing using Python on embedded hardwore or smartphones.
  • Internationalization
    • Topics related to Internationalization and Python
  • Python Projects
    • Introduction of open source projects using Python
  • Project Case-Studies
    • Case-studies of using Python for a specific project.
  • Education
    • Using Python in education or as an educational tool.
  • Disaster Relief and Disaster Mitigation
    • Topics related to using Python for disaster relief and/or mitigation.